Protecting salmon, animals, and land in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia eternal responsibility of First Nations and the expansion of Trans Mountain pipeline poses risks that may cause damage to the house and the culture of the indigenous peoples, the National Energy Board heard Monday.
But the main Tyrone McNeil with STO: lo Tribal Council and a member of the board with Andrew Victor Cheam First Nation does not say that they are totally opposed to the expansion project, the council began a hearing in Victoria.
Victor said STO: here, which includes Cheam first country want to see the reasons for the expansion project of the pipeline, including the completion of environmental assessments that analyze the risks and consequences of the spill.
The Council also wants to be part of ongoing consultations and assessment of the environment, he added.
"We need to see the justification," Victor said.
"STO Behold uncertainty face the impact of the project on our way of life. We want it to be done right. "
After he showed, McNeil said: "Our council of the tribe, some of our communities support it, and others do not."
Hearing in Victoria will gather evidence of indigenous groups about the project of expansion of the pipeline and its potential impact on the marine environment. The Council was in Calgary earlier this month and will hold a hearing in Nanaimo, BC, from December 3 to 6.
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See below for November 20, 2018, Lauren Palo filed this report after the National Energy Board began its second review of the Trans Mountain pipeline project.
New hearing held after a federal appeals court overturned the original approval for the expansion, saying that the federal government did not properly consult with First Nations and to consider the impact of tankers on the marine environment.
Council says 30 indigenous invaders from BC, Alberta and the United States will take part in the hearings in Victoria.
McNeil said STO Council Behold Fraser River called their mother, because she nourishes and cherishes them.
"We have been here since the beginning of time," McNeil said. "We will continue here. That's why we're here this morning, we continue to take care of what's important to us. "
He said that STO: here believe they have a responsibility to care for everything they see, including Chinook salmon, the main food source for endangered southern resident killer whales.
"Part of this conversation should be what safeguards are in place to start a project like this," said McNeil. "When we say everything is on English land, this water, this air, it has four legs, winged seekers, diggers, everything. or & # 39 whether they are human or not, we have a responsibility for this. "
The federal government announced in May last year it would spend $ 4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan. Pipeline expansion to triple the capacity of the line from northern Alberta to Burnaby, BC